Business Expansion Grant


Business Expansion support (also referred to as Business Development support) is for businesses established and trading for more than 18 months. The Local Enterprise Office support in each project is strictly limited by the amount of eligible expenditure incurred ( max 50%).

The overall maximum support is €80,000. In general the level of funding will also relate to the level of employment provided in the short to medium term at an indicative rate of €8000 per new job created.

This financial support is designed to provide a flexible suite of supports to LEO clients and potential clients.   Download our brochure on LEO Financial Supports.

How to Apply

It is important to contact a business advisor for guidance before you submit your application form. Telephone 061 557499 for more information.

Application Forms 

Download and complete Application Form for Business Expansion Grant (PDF)

Access and complete online Application Form for Business Expansion Grant (e-form)

If Business Expansion Grant is approved, 40% of the amount received by the business is repayable to LEO Limerick (over 3 years, interest free, with a one month moratorium on commencement of repayments)

Upcoming Submission Dates / EVAC Meeting Dates

November 2018:

Deadline for Submission of Application: 26th October 2018

Meeting Date: 20th November 2018

Date for Submission to EI: 23rd November 2018

January/February 2019:

Deadline for Submission of Application: 12th January 2019

Meeting Date: 5th February 2019